Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, 28th April, 2014.
The undersigned is directed to refer to para 1(j) of this Department's O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008. This provides that the limits of Children Education Allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowancepayable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1 s` January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/1/2014-E-II (B) dated 27 th March, 2014.
2. In accordance with the above, the following shall be the revised limits:
a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall be Rs.18,000/- per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be more than Rs.4500/- in one quarter. The Hostel Subsidy shall be Rs.4500/- per month per child;
b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to Rs.1500/- per month; and
c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to
Rs.9000/- per child per month.
3. These revisions are applicable with effect from l g January, 2014
4. These revisions shall be subject to other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department's O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008, O.M. No.12011/04/2008 dated 11.9.2008 and
12011/07(0/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.2.2012.